Bottas hit with grid penalty

Valtteri Bottas will start Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix from 18th place on the grid after being hit with a three-place penalty for impeding.

The Williams was called up by the Sepang stewards as Daniel Ricciardo felt he had impeded him during Q2.

And the Red Bull driver reckons it’s not the first time Bottas has ruined a rival’s flying lap.

“He was on his out-lap,” Ricciardo told Autosport “I’ll have a word with him. There were a lot of times last year, to be honest…

“We raced each other a lot in the junior categories and I thought we had a lot of respect for each other, but it’s a little difficult how many times he’s done that now.”

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